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Back to School

For some people extra help is needed to explain and introduce new faces and new routines, and this is where our Special Stories app comes in. It's being used around the world in lots of ways, at home as well as in school, to help children and adults through school transitioning, home-school communication, and assisting with homework and topic work.

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Happy Birthday to Special Words!

Six years today we launched our first app, Special Words. Since then it has been helping thousands of children around the world with their speech, sight vocabulary, and much more.

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Let's Sign - My 1st Signs

Yesterday we released a free update to our Let's Sign - My 1st Signs app for children who are deaf or hearing-impaired. For use on iPad, and featuring graphics from the Let's Sign BSL series that's widely used in the UK, the app is designed to help children learn signs for over 150 words.

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Apps in Afrikaans

We are very pleased to announce that 6 of our apps now include support for Afrikaans: Special Words, Touch-Words, Touch-Animals, Touch-Colours, Touch-Shapes and Touch-Emotions.

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Our Brand New Teacher Manual Trial

We're thrilled to announce the launch the first in our series of Teacher Manuals this Autumn – and if you're a professional working in a school or nursery following EYFS in the UK, you're exactly who we'd like to hear from!

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Colin's Visit to Ukraine

Colin flew from England to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, on Friday April 28, as guest of the Ukrainian Charitable Down Syndrome Organization. Parents and professionals gathered for two workshops all about Special Words and Special Stories.

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Welcome to Sian Thomas

We are very pleased to welcome Sian Thomas to the team at Special iApps as a non-executive director.

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World Down Syndrome Day

WDSD are continuing with their annual LOTS OF SOCKS campaign, and we're joining in too. Don't forget about our free Sock add-ons for Special Words and Special Stories that we created especially for World Down Syndrome Day.

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Special Words in Russian and Visit to Ukraine

We are very pleased to announce that our Special Words app now supports 25 languages, the latest being Russian. Free updates for existing users are now available on the App Store and on Google Play.

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Northumbria University Research Project

We're currently working together with a group of students from Northumbria University. Quantum Consultancy Team are helping us raise our online visibility on an international platform, as well as helping us understand about customer experience with special educational apps.

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